Commercial Officer

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains. Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
Ref: ZR_6157_JOB  ·  Posted on 30 June 2021

Introduction

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains. Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything themselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations. The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand.
  • They adopt holistic approach to their work and their people frequently work across different disciplines. When it comes to the environment, they strive to minimise risk, whether that’s from equipment failures, human error or external factors. In terms of supportability, they assess the reliability and sustainability of systems and optimise their support to maintain the capability in the long term.
Key responsibilities
  • Drafting and agreement of sales and procurement agreements
  • Analysis and negotiation of contract terms and conditions
  • Analysis and agreement of NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements, JVs
  • Reviewing and approving proposals, prime and sub– contracts, ensuring adherence to company governance requirements and procedures
  • Providing commercial support to bid teams, including supporting the development of the commercial elements of tender responses and influencing early bid strategy
  • Commercial risk identification, mitigation and management
  • Providing commercial support throughout contract delivery
  • Input to approvals processes, attendance and input at bid and governance meetings
  • Training non-commercial staff in commercial and procurement issues
  • Development of commercial processes and procedures
Skills & experience
  • A degree in law/business studies/engineering/science/technology or similar at an equivalent qualification level
  • Experience in sales and/or procurement commercial management, willing to work in both fields
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and draft contractual wording with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience of negotiating complex contract terms with suppliers and/or clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines under pressure
  • Willingness to undertake continued skills development with a view to taking on additional responsibilities and wider business role
  • Preferred Bristol based role; other locations considered

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Good grasp of contract law
  • Knowledge of contractual documents including NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements, sub- and prime contracts used in a consulting environment
  • Knowledge of intellectual property rights and protection, including exploitation agreements, software licensing, reseller agreements
  • Knowledge of industry and government contracts including but not limited to CCS, aerospace, defence and MOD
  • Knowledge of ITAR desirable
  • You will be well organized, commercially minded, enthusiastic and keen to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You will have a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period
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